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Microsoft, Facebook, Apple and Google: France's War With US Tech Firms

Ten years ago the people of France had to deal with a major challenge – English tech words were beginning to become more popular than baguettes. As a result, the country’s Culture Ministry banned the term e-mail and replaced it...

Whoops: Cisco Sued by Customer over Slogan

Tomorrow Starts Here is a pretty catchy slogan – so catchy that it’s the reason Cisco is being sued by its customer East Carolina University. In 2003 ECU was so happy with Cisco they allowed the networking leader to use...

Michael Robertson's New Dar.fm

Michael Robertson is one of the most interesting people in the tech world having burst onto the scene during the dotcom days with the launch of MP3.com which allowed users to store their CD collection in the cloud. Now a...

Looking Under the Surface and Filing Suit Against Microsoft

You may recall in my piece about Microsoft Surface being mission impossible, I said the following: As many predicted, it will be $499 for a 32 GB version which is the same price as the 16 GB iPad. Before you get very excited...

Amazon's Evolving Views on Patents

In the 1990 patent suits in tech were quite infrequent but today, there is more news on international patents than just about any other tech news category. That’s why I thought this research note from the Yankee Group was worth...

Are Apple's Patent Lawsuits Dead Right?

I have often referred to patents between large tech firms as mutually assured destruction as any of these companies can sue others with a slew of patent infringements at once, counting on a few to be upheld by a court....

Not So Fast - Yes We Should Protect Innovation

The tech news of the day includes Google using its Motorola Mobility patents to sue Apple. Patent suits aren’t new but we are getting to a point where the news flow relating to patent litigation seems to be overshadowing the...

Innovation Speed = (Moore's Law*Metcalfe's Law)/Patent Lawsuit Activity

Yesterday I was engaged in a conversation with TMC senior editor Peter Bernstein and we were discussing the pace of innovation and whether there is some formula which can explain how much more quickly things are happening today. Interestingly I...

Does PhoneDog Lawsuit Mean a New Twitter Revenue Opportunity?

Gadget review and news site PhoneDog is suing a former worker Noah Kravitz over a Twitter account even though when he left the company he changed his Twitter handle from one which implied company sponsorship (@PhoneDog_Noah) to one which didn’t...

Where Google is Vulnerable to the FTC Probe

Google has responded to the FTC probe regarding its potential monopolist practice of directing users to its network of sites and in a blog post from Amit Singhal, a Google fellow they explain that their focus is primarily on users....

New Google Antitrust Probe and the Obama Connection

I asked in January of 2009 if Eric Schmidt was intentionally cozying up to candidate and then president Obama to protect a Google monopoly. The same year I brought the question up again as a response to an article in...

Now You Need to be a Lawyer to Understand Tech?

It seemed to start off slowly but now the trend is gaining momentum - lawsuits over patents in tech are everywhere and its tough to make decisions which are best for your company when you aren't sure if the products...

First the Unabomber and now Steve Jobs

You know you may have bad luck when you open up a package which was mailed by unabomber Ted Kaczynski and smoke starts to come out of it followed by a flash. Yale Professor David Gelernter survived a horrific attack...

Good News For Mobile - Except For That Bad Apple

Microsoft windows Phone 7 Launch in BerlinMicrosoft employees have reason to cheer - recently, quarterly profit jumped 51% and all 89,000 employees will get a free Windows Phone 7 device. The bad news in mobile - was Apple acting in...

At Jury Duty Today

I've been here in the basement of the courthouse for almost two hours just waiting to see if I will eventually be selected as a juror. After a few hours here, we go upstairs to meet the attorneys and judge....

Facebook Sues Faceporn

Facebook has sued porn site Faceporn claiming trademark infringement. Facebook has said Faceporn is diluting the company's brand and has stolen their ideas such as their logo, wall trademark and site layout. Faceporn for its part has taken their site...

Viacom Lawsuit Against YouTube and Google gets Juicy

In one of the most unusual stories I have seen in a while, media and Internet titans Viacom and Google are sparring publicly. Earlier this week court documents revealed a YouTube cofounder consistently uploaded copyrighted material to the site to...

News From Oracle, RIM, Google, Apple, Twitter and More

TMC Had its Holiday party last night but that didn't stop an amazing amount of interesting news from happening in the last 12-18 hours or so. I've got lots of opinion and analysis to share on many of the happenings....

Fake Steve Jobs Suggests an AT&T Flash Mob

AT&T has told its users they use too much data - they are actively looking for ways of limiting their usage. One idea being thrown around is usage-based pricing. Forget for a minute that years back, carriers worldwide were trying...

Antitrust Problems Ahead for Google?

In January of this year I asked if Eric Schmidt is cozying up to President Obama to protect a Google Monopoly. I took some flak for the post but the reality is the reality - the company seems to be...

JoltID Files Injunction Against Skype

Skype Founders Janus Friis and Niklas Zennstrom seem dead set on killing off Skype. The company they own JoltId - which controls the p2p technology used by Skype, has filed an copyright suit, now in the US with an injunction...

Italian Antitrust Regulators Target Google

Last night in a post about Gmortgage I discussed how Google is helping to kill off the newspaper business with the help of others in the space such as eBay and Craigslist. Today I learned of an antitrust investigation against...

Will Telcos Buy JoltID and Shut Down Skype?

Skype Cofounder Niklas Zennstrom Most Important Man in Telecom - Again Niklas Zennstrom is one of the most important people of the century in the communications space. Skype, the company he cofounded is responsible for enabling hundreds of millions of...

Internet Music Saved?

There is some good news and bad in the recent negotiations between record labels and internet streaming sites which bring you radio over IP. From the AP: The revenue-sharing deal announced Tuesday is between SoundExchange, a nonprofit that collects royalties...

Jailbreaking iPhones More Legal?

Recently, Apple applied for a patent which allows iPhones to integrate with biometrics allowing more precise authentication of the users of the fine touch-screen device. An eagle eyed reader of the patent noticed however that the iPhone used in the...
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